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Dancing and Dealing with Food Pushers

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Well, so my wonderful hubby is a night shifter. He likes to bring me a breakfast sandwich in bed along with coffee from a local Food Hut. He is aware that I am tracking my food and beginning a healthy workout and eating life. I have no problem telling him what I like to eat, usually he brings me a freshly made egg and cheese sandwich with ketchup. I have them hold the second egg, the salt and pepper, because they just dump fistfuls of it on my sandwich, which does nothing to make it tastier. It ruins it. I had a few people here mourn the fact that they are surrounded by people who seem to try and ruin their resolve for a healthier lifestyle by offering them sweets, fatty or salty foods. I see the problem. It is not easy to resist. Now hubby brought me a McGriddle this morning with egg and cheese, and a hash brown. I really did not want to have to track the hash brown, plus I thought about how I never enjoy them as much as I think food should be enjoyed. Too fatty, too salty, and not exactly tasty. So I made the executive decision to silently toss it in the trash. And so I did. By tracking the food I eat, I actually have no patience for foods and snacks that I don't absolutely love. I will eat what I like, and therefore other things will have to move over. That McGriddle, I absolutely love. I tracked it, and enjoyed every little morsel. And then I danced to Videos posted by one of our Challenge Team Leaders for 30 minutes.

So my lesson for today is really, you CAN have it all. It is actually really empowering to realize that you can make this a great adventure. And when in doubt, there are so many amazing people here, who might have the same issues as me, and can advise or even just help me figure out how I can wrestle my inner snack beast. I am already seeing my hubby make better choices for himself, because I so happily exchange foods when we are out, and I enjoy what I eat. Feeling deprived would be my downfall, because I really love me a lot and want me to be happy. :)

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  • KIWIANN
    I am enjoying getting to know you through your blogs - and this one made me smile! emoticon
    emoticon I love that your habit of tracking makes you careful to choose foods that you love! Maybe I would be a more faithful tracker if I adopted that attitude.
    emoticon I love that you are enjoying our dancing thread so much that it your enthusiasm is bubbling out in your blog and on our chat threads!!
    emoticon And your last line is the best of all!! " because I really love me a lot and want me to be happy. :)"
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    1976 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    That is a great inspirational blog! Thank you, well done.
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    1976 days ago
  • SPARKLED146
    emoticon You ARE doing it!
    1976 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    That's my approach too - there are no forbidden foods. But you're right, you've got to be choosy and make every bite count. We've found these super tasty veggie breakfast patties. Together with an egg, sometimes cheese, and some ketchup of course :) they really hit the spot.

    I love dance workouts. I was a dancing fool at all the concerts at the park this summer. So much fun!
    1976 days ago
  • no profile photo BUTTERFLYGRACE
    You make some really wonderful points:
    1. I thought about how I never enjoy them as much as I think food should be enjoyed
    2. So I made the executive decision to silently toss it in the trash
    3. By tracking the food I eat, I actually have no patience for foods and snacks that I don't absolutely love
    4. So my lesson for today is really, you CAN have it all. It is actually really empowering to realize that you can make this a great adventure.

    Thank you so much for a beautiful blog that reminds us all that we're doing something fun in our lives, not horrible!

    1976 days ago
  • no profile photo MGALAYDA
    How inspiring thanks you
    1976 days ago
  • BEATLETOT
    I loved this blog. It made me smile LOTS!!
    1976 days ago
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